Jeanne Stawiecki completed the
Antarctica Marathon On February 26, 2007, setting a new world record for
females, completing marathons on seven continents in 141 days. In March, she
sets her sights on Mt. Everest. If successful, she will become the first woman
in the world to summit the highest peak and complete a marathon on each of the
Jeanne completed the marathon in
5:22:08, placing fifth out of all female runners and first in her age group.
The winning female completed the course in 4:54:50. The course on King George
Island off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula is particularly challenging. It
loops through the scientific research bases of Uruguay, Chile, China and
Russia, brings runners across streams and huge mud flats and up a large
glacier twice. Runners also faced temperatures of 15 degrees F., snow, and
gusts of wind to 40 miles an hour.
About Jeanne Stawiecki Optimistic
despite several health issues that set back her schedule, Jeanne leaves on
March 29 for Mt. Everest to complete her quest to become the first woman in
the world to run a marathon and summit the highest peak on seven continents --
an endeavor she is financing herself through hard work and determination.
Jeanne Stawiecki grew up in a
Massachusetts factory town where her mother worked to support her children.
Wanting more out of life, Jeanne worked to put herself through nursing school,
where she was told to take up smoking to relieve stress. A self-described
former 2 pack a day smoker and a poor performer in sports for as long as she
can remember, Jeanne did not begin exercising seriously until she turned 44.
After deciding to give up smoking for financial reasons, Jeanne started
exercising to prevent weight gain. At first, Jeanne could only walk -- and not
very fast without getting winded. Gradually she began to run part of the route
and, later, the entire route. Distance running became a way for Jeanne to
relieve stress, but after a number of years, she became bored with running.
Taking up climbing in her 50's at a colleague’s suggestion, Jeanne had never
been out of the country until she did her first climb in 2002. Having made the
decision in middle age to turn her life around, today Jeanne is the vision of
health and athleticism.
Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to
-75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads.
Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid
shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and
removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive
fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to
increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate
Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated
Expedition footwear for
mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold. NOTE US
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weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus
Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight
double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with
a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a
super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the
TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on
steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons
CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura®
upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating
closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated
removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand
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